Blogs and opinion pieces from the IR Society and its members

IR Society News Blogs 7 March, 2018

IR for small companies - MiFID II and everything you need to know

Laura Hayter summarises key highlights from a recent event hosted for small-caps and how they navigate regulations post MiFID II.

Blogs 22 February, 2018

IR meets CR!

John Gollifer reviews the recent event hosted alongside Corporate Citizenship and ICAEW - IR meets CR: Do investors care about sustainability?

IR Society News Blogs 30 January, 2018

The impact of MiFID II on IROs and consensus management

With much discussion around MiFID II implementation, the IR Society recently conducted a short survey of its members on the impact of MiFID II on IROs and what this means for consensus management.

Blogs 28 December, 2017

Building a US investor base after MiFID II

Brian Rafferty spells out the ‘Rafferty’s Rules’ which will help companies to find investor support in the US after the new regulations come into effect.

Blogs 21 December, 2017

Challenges and changes – nothing new for IROs

IR officers should be able to handle the issues thrown up by the new regulatory changes – and this is a good chance to show their value to their companies, argues Charles King.

Blogs 20 December, 2017

Treat MiFID II as an opportunity for deeper engagement

Craig Marks describes how the IR team at AstraZeneca is preparing itself for the regulatory changes and taking a positive view of the chance to improve its IR operations.

Blogs 19 December, 2017

Top tips to ensure you are ready for MiFID II

To mitigate the impact on listed companies, David Lloyd-Seed offers IROs eight key tips to help ensure a smooth transition into a MiFID II world.

Blogs 20 November, 2017

MiFID II: Top tips to make sure you are ready

David Lloyd-Seed, Chair of the IR Society, and Director of IR at Telefonica UK (O2) offers some tactical advice to IR professionals ahead of MiFID II implementation in January 2018.

Blogs 19 October, 2017

The Impact of MiFID II for IROs: A Panel Discussion

Nasdaq hosted a MiFID II event in association with the IR Society this week. Laura Hayter reviews the discussion panel and offers some advice to IROs ahead of implementation in January 2018.

Blogs 17 October, 2017

Implementing IR for all classes of capital

IR practice has been built primarily around equities, but other types of corporate capital are increasingly requiring the attention of finance and IR professionals, as Susan Davy and Sarah Heald report.

Blogs 12 October, 2017

Best Practice Awards 2017 – more entries, more competition!

Many congratulations to all short-listed companies.We look forward to seeing you all, along with your teams, on 21 November 2017 at the Tower of London to celebrate what’s best about IR!

Blogs 11 October, 2017

2017 Good Governance Report – the great governance debate continues!

John Gollifer discusses the purpose of the Good Governance Report published this week by the Institute of Directors.

Blogs 21 September, 2017

MiFID II and the ascent of IR

The MiFID II deadline is fast approaching. With only just over 100 days until implementation, Laura Hayter outlines why we need to be IR ready!

Blogs 31 July, 2017

An interview with Anne Richards: The challenge of a changing City landscape

In the final session of the IR Society's 2017 conference, Evan Davis interviewed Anne Richards about the impact of Brexit, the economy and regulation on markets and the investment industry.

Blogs 20 July, 2017

Dealing with a seismic change in regulation

When MiFID II is introduced, IROs will find themselves in the middle of some major regulatory changes, as Ian Shackleton reports.

Blogs 20 July, 2017

We live in exciting times – just like last year

Amid political dramas, the pace of market change does not let up. But the Society is well on top of it all, as John Gollifer reports.

Blogs 20 July, 2017

The ascent of fund management

The fund management industry is exercising increasing power in financial markets, and there are implications for companies and for IROs, argues Richard Davies.

Blogs 8 June, 2017

It’s award season: Best practice and the value of awards

In my job, I’m constantly thinking about annual reports; I not only read a lot of annual reports but I analyse them every day. And yes, I even believe that annual reports are important! In fact, I’d even say very important- and even useful!

Blogs 17 May, 2017

IR Society advised to get out the lifeboats, the day of the MiFID II is really upon us this time!

When we wake up on Wednesday, 3 January 2018, will it be any different to the day before and possibly a day of woe for more than just Wednesday's child?

Blogs 7 April, 2017

MiFID II: This time it really is different

Managing the MiFID II changes will be difficult. For IR teams, the need to be quick-footed is the greatest challenge, as Steve Kelly reports.

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